DIY Hanging Garden Basket

DIY Hanging Garden Basket

With the limited landscapes that most homes have, it can be challenging to find space to plant your favorite flowers. But this doesn’t have to be. You can take advantage of a hanging basket to create a welcoming environment in your front porch or backyard. You can even plant some flowers indoors.  This is a great way to combine your garden with your home. Here is how you can get your DIY hanging garden started. Select a basket Choose the basket that you would like to use. When making your…

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A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

Gravel is one of the most attractive, economical and versatile surfaces on earth. However it needs work done on it, else it is inclined to move around, creating ridges and ending up where it shouldn’t. There is a perfect solution. The stabilising cellular grids create a naturally porous base into which gravel sits and stays. It’s easy to lay, inexpensive and very attractive. Gravel surfacing is very popular, but there is one major drawback. Gravel may start to shift when frequently trod or driven upon. This may severely degrade the…

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The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

You might assume that adding an extension to your home is simply a case of popping a structure onto the end of the house and having that extra space you crave.  The process of extending your home is one that needs some careful consideration and planning to ensure the end result stands the test of time. The Planning Stage If you use a designer to help plan the extension, make sure that they know about movement joints.  This is a growing issue due to the warmer weather we are experiencing…

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Tips on Creating a DIY Vertical Garden

Tips on Creating a DIY Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are great indoors or out. They can help you make the most of a small yard and provide a garden feature that requires virtually no weeding. Indoors your plants will help detoxify the air you breathe and boost your mood. In the dead of winter, enough plants will increase the humidity making it much easier to keep your skin soft and your hair frizz free. (Unless of course, you happen to be one of the lucky ones living in one of the residences at Legacy place.) Of all…

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Water Filters

Water Filters

Running water, straight out of the tap, is something most of us take for granted. But have you ever wondered where the water we receive on a daily basis actually comes from? Or what happens to it before it arrives gurgling through our pipes? The answers to both of these questions is startling, and at times, far from reassuring. The official stance has long been that the water pumped into our homes is perfectly safe. In fact, research would have us believe that tap water is less harmful than its…

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The 5 Most Hassle Free Indoor Plants

The 5 Most Hassle Free Indoor Plants

House plants are not only cheery elements of décor, but they may also improve the indoor air quality of any home, flat, or office.  Of course, some people find indoor plants tough to take care of; after all, some plants seem to require that extra special green thumb in order to survive and thrive.  Yet the following indoor plants are genuinely low-maintenance and with a bit of sunshine and water will make themselves comfortably at home!  The following five plants are simple to grow and have easy-to-care-for routines that make…

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The best interior design trends of 2016

The best interior design trends of 2016

When it comes to our home, we all want it to look fantastic and be in-line with the latest design trends. If you think your home is becoming a little shabby looking and you are refusing to invite friends over due to this, why not give your home an injection of life and take a look at some of the latest design trends we have collected below. Living Room Living rooms are usually the centre of attention when it comes to design trends in your home. While some of these…

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Living Safely: Ridding Your Home of Hazards

Living Safely: Ridding Your Home of Hazards

Renovating a home, whether a newly purchased one or one you’ve owned for many years, can be a very exciting project for homeowners. While trying to decide what color paint to use in one room and what kind of carpeting to use in another, there can be many hazards that may be encountered along the way. Whether it’s removing materials after an asbestos inspection or ridding a home of lead paint, there are steps to be taken that can make removal much easier and safer for all involved. Asbestos can…

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Removing Siding From An Old House The Safe Way

Removing Siding From An Old House The Safe Way

Dangers Safety is sometimes forgotten about when working on house projects. There are many dangers that are involved, including falling off roofs, respiratory problems from fiberglass and asbestos, and even different forms of mold. Asbestos removal is required to prevent future health problems but can be dangerous to remove. Asbestos can be found throughout an older home. It was used in shingles, siding, insulation, and even ceiling tiles. What Should Be Removed? If the ceiling tiles are in good shape it is best to leave them there. Asbestos is released…

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Make Your Garage Usable Again

Make Your Garage Usable Again

Open garage doors often reveal a collection of junk that takes all of the space intended for cars. Accumulating purchases that had a purpose at one time makes it necessary to store them somewhere, and a garage is usually where they land. Many home owners allow garage space to serve as a junk room, making it unavailable for its intended purpose. Warehouse racking provides a way for you to organize a garage, to get everything off the floor and to reclaim a space that is lost. Start by Removing All…

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